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‘Bijli Mahotsav’ celebrated in various districts

Staff Reporter/DIPR

Bijli Mahotsav entered day two in Chümoukedima district on Tuesday while the festival was celebrated at Mezoma village, under Kohima district on July 26 and in Tuensang, at Ahotsi village, as part of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. Bijli Mahotsavs are being celebrated all over the country to highlight the key achievements of the power sector. The Mahotsavs as celebrated under the umbrella “Ujjwal Bharat Ujjwal Bhavishya – Power @2047” for more public participation and getting across the developments in the power sector to the citizens at large.
Chümoukedima: The celebration in Cümoukedima district entered day two, at Chümoukedima ‘A’ village council hall.
Speaking at the programme as chief guest, advisor for Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio said the basic requirements of life included electricity, road connectivity, housing and water.
Stating that electricity was essential, Zhaleo said that survival without electricity was unimaginable today, however, there was a time when people lived without light and electronic appliances.
He highlighted how the power sector in India progressed over the years and was ranked fourth in the country.
Lamenting that the state did not have sufficient power for distribution, the advisor encouraged the public and the department to conserve energy by putting off the lights when not required.
He asked the department operate properly with regard to power distribution and maintenance of proper electrification and upgradation.
Zhaleo also encouraged the council members to create awareness on proper usage of power supply and various schemes.
On key highlights and achievements of central and state governments, manager (civil) North East Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) Er Zachamo Ovung said Chümoukedima ‘A’ village with the new addition of one No. of 25 KVA, one No. of 63 KVA and one No of 100 KVA, the village currently has 314 KVA installed capacity.
This has added and strengthened the distribution system by addition of more HT lines and LT lines and improved the quality of power supply, he said.
With regard to power supply schemes in the state, Zachamo said in Nagaland, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), SAUBHAGYA Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) was successfully implemented by the department of Power.
He informed that DDUGJY and SAUBHAGYA schemes focused mostly on rural villages/areas while IPDS scheme focused on urban towns/areas. The scheme was successfully implemented covering 12 urban towns across the state.
Works executed under IPDS included replacement of defective meters and feeder metering and other associated works etc.
Highlights of the programme included short film presentation on Universal household electrification (REF), village electrification (REC) and distribution system strengthening (PFC), film on capacity addition (NPTC), film on one nation one grid (PGCIL) film on renewable energy (PFC).
At the programme, beneficiary testimony was delivered by Tsiseto Sangtam and Sebu Peseyie. Nukkad Natak was presented by Ethnic performing arts, cultural performance by Chümoukedima ‘A’ village cultural troupe.
The programme was chaired by Avi Chase, invocation prayer was proposed by Chümoukedima ‘A’ UBC pastor Kevisikho Sokra and later vote of thanks was delivered by Chümoukedima ‘A’ village chairman Neikholie Shuya.
Kohima: Kohima district celebrated Bijli Mahotsav & Ujjala Divas at Mezoma village on July 26.
According to a DIPR report, guest of honour, DPDB chairman Kohima, Keneizhakho Nakhro, MLA, said with Modi’s concern for rural households to get electrified with uninterrupted power supply, various schemes under power sector have been implemented in the state.
Keneizhakho also stressed on the important role of being a responsible consumer by clearing power bills in time in order to have uninterrupted power supply.
He highlighted the benefits of electricity and other government schemes implemented in the district for overall development.
In a short speech, deputy commissioner (DC) Kohima, Shanavas C said that Mezoma and Kidima were selected in Kohima district for the celebration.
Highlighting the benefits of electricity and how the quality of life improved with access to power, he called upon the gathering to introspect the purpose of the celebration and to take forward the message for better future of the coming generations.
In the keynote address, NEEPCO Ltd. district nodal officer, Er. Dalim Barma said Bijli Mahotsav was used as a platform to celebrate the collaboration between the state and the central governments and highlight key achievements of the power sector.
Briefing on some of the key achievements, Barman informed that 169 GW of generation capacity was added, transforming the country from power deficit to power surplus. He informed that 100% village electrification was achieved in 2018. Power supply in rural areas has been increased from 12 hours in 2015 to average of 22.5 hours at present. He said fastest-growing RE capacity – doubled from -76 GW in 2014 to – 160 GW now and achieved 40% RE Gen. capacity mix in 2021 and stands 4th globally.
As part of the event, testimonial on electrification schemes shared by the beneficiaries, display of films on various programs/ schemes, nukkad natak by Mezoma Student’s Union and cultural item presentation by Mezoma youth were held to spread awareness on the benefits of electricity.
Mezoma Village Council Chairman, Viseyieca Chusi also spoke on the occasion.
The program was chaired by EE Kohima Electrical Division Er. Ruokongutuo Suohu, invocation by Rev. Visakuolie Chusi Pastor Mezoma Baptist Church, vote of thanks by Tiayanger Jamir SDO (C) Sechü-Zubza and benediction by Catechist Ruulhoukho Rocus from Mary Help of Christian Church Mezoma.
Tuensang: Tuensang district administration and Power department organised “Bijli Mahotsav” at Ahotsi village, Longkhim town under Tuensang district on July 26.
In a press release, district administration informed that chief guest, ADC Longkhim, Phuleshe Yepthomi in his address stated that “power department was one of the most pivotal department for any development”.
He also urged upon the department to continue providing better services to the people. The ADC said consumer’s rights: right to address their problems and being a responsible consumer by paying revenue on time and also practicing safe use of energy.
Earlier, EAC (Sadar) Toking Yimchunger chaired the programme and Sr. manager, NEEPCO Ltd., Alemwati delivered the keynote address.
T. Khel dancing group and Naropi women dancing group presented cultural performances followed by screening of short film on power sector.

Keneizhakho Nakhro speaking at programme at Mezoma village on July 26. (DIPR)
DC Longkhim Phuleshe Yepthomi and others at the programme at Ahotsi village.

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